David DePape stands accused of attacking Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi with a hammer in their San Francisco home. Immediately, the liberal media sought to turn this into a left-versus-right issue. No, DePape was not part of the January 6 pro-Trump rally at the Capitol last year, nor was he a member of any MAGA political group. The misleading image posted of him on Instagram juxtaposed with a J6 rally photo was actually DePape filming a nude wedding outside San Francisco City Hall.
The Biden Administration rushed to file federal charges with a politicized narrative the first court day after the attack, while it has taken years to investigate Hunter Biden’s apparent misconduct. Meanwhile, the DOJ continues to conceal most of the affidavit it concocted for its surprise raid on Trump’s home.
Still, something about the narrative surrounding the Pelosi attack doesn’t add up. For starters, DePape is an illegal immigrant from Canada, having overstayed his visa many years ago, with serious mental problems according to those who know him. He was living like a California hippie, sometimes in a school bus near ultra-leftwing Berkeley, and has a long history of drug use.
The assailant is not someone whom Liz Cheney will subpoena to appear before her anti-Trump House committee. More likely, Cheney will try to find some way to blame Donald Trump for San Francisco lawlessness. Meanwhile, the mainstream media conceal the connection between drugs and DePape’s senseless attack on Paul Pelosi, which reportedly occurred in the presence of two police officers. Democrats are the ones promising to expand the legalization of drugs, not Republicans
DePape’s dysfunctional lifestyle was not that of a Trump supporter. Rather than retreat, Republicans should point out that Democrats are the ones who are pro-drug and soft-on-crime. Releasing the evidence concerning the attack on Paul Pelosi will help the public assess the Democrats’ politicized narrative about it. Conservatives are right to question whether there is more to this story than the government admits, and Republicans should demand that the evidence be made public. Democrats don’t get to turn this into a public issue for Republicans while simultaneously calling for the evidence to remain private.